Improving Outcomes for Justice-Involved Youth Through Structured Decision-Making and Diversion

Center for Juvenile Justice ReformThis issue brief from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University highlights research, strategies, and local reform efforts aimed at improving youth outcomes through structured decision-making tools and diversion. As an example, the issue brief details the work of system officials from Fairfax County, Virginia, who have made significant progress in reducing recidivism through a data-driven approach to diversion referrals.